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    Narrative Tyranny in American Political Discourse and Plato's Republic I
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 25 (2): 401-423. 2021.
    This paper begins with a brief examination of the contemporary American political landscape. I describe three recent events that illustrate how attempts to control the narrative about events that transpired threaten to undermine our shared reality. I then turn to Book I of Plato’s Republic to explore the potentially tyrannizing effect of Socrates’s narrative voice. I focus on his descriptions of Glaucon, Polemarchus and his slave, and Thrasymachus to show how Plato presents Socrates’s narrative …Read more
  • Anne-Marie Schultz explores Plato’s presentation of Socrates as a philosopher who tells narratives about himself in the Theaetetus, Symposium, Apology, and Phaedo. She argues that scholars should regard Socrates as a public philosopher, while examining Socratic self-disclosive practices in the works of bell hooks, Kathy Khang, and Ta-Neishi Coates.
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    Socrates as Public Philosopher: A Model of Informed Democratic Engagement
    The European Legacy 24 (7-8): 710-723. 2019.
    ABSTRACTIn the Apology, Plato’s Socrates tells the Athenian jurors that he has spent his life trying to persuade his fellow citizens “not to care for any of his belongings before caring that he him...
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    Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture (edited book)
    with Kelly Oliver, Cynthia Willett, Julie Willett, Naomi Zack, Jennifer Ingle, and Lenore Wright
    Lexington Books. 2012.
    The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation about gender and attests to the importance of feminist critique in what is sometimes claimed to be a post-feminist era
  • This book explores five Platonic dialogues: Lysis, Charmides, Protagoras, Euthydemus, and the Republic. This book uses Socrates’ narrative commentary as its primary interpretive framework. No one has engaged in a sustained attempt to explore the Platonic dialogues from this angle. As a result, it offers a unique contribution to Plato scholarship. The portrait of Socrates that emerges challenges the traditional view of Socrates as an intellectualist and offers a holistic vision of philosophical p…Read more
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    Colloquium 5 Socrates on Socrates: Looking Back to Bring Philosophy Forward
    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 30 (1): 123-141. 2015.
    In this paper, I explore three autobiographical narratives that Plato’s Socrates tells: his report of his conversations with Diotima, his account of his testing of the Delphic oracle, and his description of his turn from naturalistic philosophy to his own method of inquiry.1 This Platonic Socrates shows his auditors how to philosophize for the future through a narrative recollection of his own past. In these stories, Plato presents us with an image of a Socrates who prepares others to do philoso…Read more
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    Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul
    Augustinian Studies 44 (1): 119-124. 2013.
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    Socratic Meditation and Emotional Self-Regulation: Human Dignity in a Technological Age
    with Paul E. Carron
    Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 25 (1-2): 137-160. 2013.
    This essay proposes that Socrates practiced various spiritual exercises, including meditation, and that this Socratic practice of meditation was habitual, aimed at cultivating emotional self-control and existential preparedness. Contemporary research in neurobiology supports the view that intentional mental actions, including meditation, have a profound impact on brain activity, neuroplasticity, and help engender emotional self-control. This impact on brain activity is confirmed via technologica…Read more
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    The Virtuous Ensemble: Socratic Harmony and Psychological Authenticity
    Southwest Philosophy Review 30 (1): 127-136. 2014.
    We discuss two models of virtue cultivation that are present throughout the Republic: the self-mastery model and the harmony model. Schultz (2013) discusses them at length in her recent book, Plato’s Socrates as Narrator: A Philosophical Muse. We bring this Socratic distinction into conversation with two modes of intentional regulation strategies articulated by James J. Gross. These strategies are expressive suppression and cognitive reappraisal. We argue that that the Socratic distinction help…Read more